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Genealogy Road Trip

We at Family History Expos are getting ready to hit the road for our April Research Retreat at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Genealogy field trips are a great way to concentrate on family history and get some research done.  Are you planning a research trip?  Some of these tips might help you in planning your next genealogical trip cross country or to the local library. My opinion is that at the very least, for a genealogical research trip, you need to pack a laptop... Read More →

March 2010 Family History Expos Newsletter

Welcome to the March Family History Expos Newsletter! This last month has been an interesting one for us at Family History Expos. As many of you know due to an accident with the fire suppression equipment in the building where our web host server was stored, our website and all of the backups was destroyed about a week before the St. George Expo.  We are in the process of building a whole new website. Before you know it we will be back and better than ever!  Please watch us grow at Read More →

Weekly Tip: Finding Funeral Home Records

Funeral home records can provide the researcher with information about an ancestor’s death that augment or enhance cemetery and death records. Records may show few details or the minutia involved in planning a funeral down to what flowers were sent and any clothes or beautician services purchased by the deceased’s loved ones. Other details like who paid for the funeral might help identify family members and their addresses. Ministers who are listed as performing the funeral service... Read More →

Is It Time For A Retreat?

Do you feel like you could use a break?  A get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life?  A week devoted to discovering your ancestors? Then come join us for our April Research Retreat at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. A Research Retreat provides you with the opportunity to work on some of those genealogical brickwalls and receive help from professional genealogists. Mark your calendar for our Retreat, April 12-17, 2010.  To sign up for this event, please see... Read More →

Weekly Tip: Your Irish Ancestor

Need some help researching your Irish immigrant ancestor? Here are some websites to check out. The first site that you will want to check out is Joe Beine’s Irish Passenger List Research Guide. This guide is a bibliography with links to websites and resource available on books, microfilm and CD’s, divided into two sections, Irish Immigration to America before 1820 and Irish Ship Passenger Lists 1820-1950s. Scroll to the bottom of this website and you will find more links about passenger... Read More →

Immigration Family History Expo Wrap-Up

We thought we would share a few pictures from the Expo. Thanks to Beau Sharbrough for sharing these with us. This is a portion of the theater area in the Historic Masonic Temple where the classes were held. Here are just some of the Immigration Expo participants browsing the vendor booths. See you at the Expo !  Read More →

Thanks to our Exhibitors and Sponsors!

We had a great day today at the Immigration Family History Expo.  At each Expo there is a special group of people that are essential to the success of the Expo they are the Exhibitors and Sponsors.  So we would like to take to thank them publicly for their hard work and support that made this Expo great and all Expos a great experience for our participants. Sponsors FamilySearch Ancestry Roots Magic Legacy Family Tree Generation Maps Ancestral Quest Exhibitors Ages-online Genetree Generation... Read More →

On The Road To The Immigration Family History Expo

We are traveling to Salt Lake City for the Immigration Family History Expo tomorrow.  There’s still time to register through our website or at the Expo. The Expo is being held at the Historic Masonic Temple located at 650 East South Temple in Salt Lake City. This is a great location for the Expo. Completed in 1927, it is Salt Lake’s best example of Egyptian Revival architecture. What a wonderful historic place for learning more about our ancestors! We look forward to seeing you at... Read More →

Dr. Fred E. Woods at the Immigration Family History Expo This Week

Dr. Fred E. Woods, the Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University will be speaking on LDS Immigration to America in the 19th Century at the Immigration Family History Expo on March 18th. Dr. Woods’ work on the subject of immigration can be found on the Mormon Immigration CD (2000) and the newly launched Mormon Migration website at . According to the Mormon Migration website, “The Mormon Migration website…offers... Read More →

Join us for a Weekend of Immigration Genealogy

The Immigration Family History Expo is on March 18th in Salt Lake City, Utah. This Expo will teach you the tech to researching those immigrant ancestors. But why stop at just at just learning about research? Why not join us for the weekend at the Family History Library and get a head start on putting what you learned at the Expo into action? We have arranged a special pricing with each of the following hotels. Come join us! Baymont Inn and Suites – Salt Lake City Hotel 2080 W North Temple Salt... Read More →